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Trump administration is making it even harder to sign up for Obamacare

Trump administration alters birth control rule It could be a lot tougher to get help enrolling in Obamacare this fall. More than 8 in 10 groups that assist people with enrollment say they are getting less federal funding from the Trump administration, according to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation, a non-partisan research organization. These groups, known as navigators, provide outreach, education and enrollment assistance to those applying for policies on the Obamacare exchanges or for Medicaid. Navigators knew that the program was going to take a hit. ...

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Trump administration to roll back Obama clean power rule

The Trump administration is moving ahead with a plan to roll back an Obama administration rule designed to curb power plants’ greenhouse gas emissions. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, who has cast doubt on climate change, said the Clean Power Plan was an overreach. President Donald Trump ordered the EPA to rewrite the rule in March. The Clean Power Plan requires states to meet carbon emission reduction targets based on their energy consumption. Mr Pruitt said he would sign the proposed rule to begin withdrawing from the plan ...

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Social Security Administration warns about fradulent callers trying to steal your checks

A new telephone scam is targeting Social Security recipients. The Social Security Administration is warning that schemers are impersonating government agents and stealing people’s benefits. In a blog post Wednesday, the agency’s Office of the Inspector General said people have been receiving calls from a number with a 323 area code. “The caller claims to be an [agency] employee, and in some instances, tells the victim that they are due a 1.7% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) increase of their Social Security benefits,” the post reads. The fraudsters attempt to “acquire personally ...

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Are Spanish olive producers playing dirty on trade? Trump administration is investigating

The Trump administration is taking its fight for American trade to the market for Spanish olives. The U.S. Department of Commerce said Thursday that it’s launching investigations into whether Spanish olive producers are violating fair trade laws. Investigators are concerned that the foreign producers are “dumping” olives into the U.S. — meaning Spanish olives are selling in the United States for less than they would sell for in Spain. That goes against laws that seek to protect American producers from being unfairly undercut by outside competition. It’s not a big ...

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Trump administration seeks to renegotiate South Korea trade deal

The trade deficit: Does it really matter? President Trump wants South Korea to come back to the negotiating table. His administration announced Wednesday it is calling for the U.S. and South Korea to revise a trade deal signed by President Obama in 2012, according to Trump’s U.S. Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer. The move comes two weeks after Trump and his advisers criticized South Korea’s trade practices in front of its president, Moon Jae-in, while facing cameras at the White House. “There are a lot of very specific problems,” Commerce Secretary ...

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'Startup visa' alternative delayed by Trump administration

Reddit co-founder: Immigration is personal to me The Trump administration is putting the brakes on an Obama-era rule that would help foreign entrepreneurs stay in the U.S. to build their startups. The rule, announced in January 2017, was supposed to go into effect July 17, but the Department of Homeland Security issued a memo on Monday pushing the launch to March 14, 2018. According to the memo, DHS will solicit comments from the public about rescinding the rule,and “may ultimately eliminate the program.” Under the International Entrepreneurs Rule, foreigners building ...

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FDA denies Trump administration ordered it to display only Fox News on TVs

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday denied it was ordered by the Trump administration to display only Fox News on television sets in common areas at its Maryland campus. “There was no directive or memorandum from the administration that went out to employees about broadcast news channels displaying on monitors in common areas throughout the FDA’s White Oak campus,” an FDA spokesperson said in a statement, adding that “a variety of news stations run on those monitors, including CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News.” Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a spokesperson for the ...

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Fashion chain Jaeger collapses into administration

Fashion chain Jaeger has gone into administration, putting 700 jobs at risk in the UK. The British retailer’s directors appointed administrators after failing to find a suitable buyer for the struggling High Street chain. Jaeger has 46 stores, 63 concessions, a head office in London and a logistics centre in King’s Lynn. The firm has suffered from intense competition on the High Street and a shift towards online shopping. Jaeger, which was founded in 1884, has counted actresses, royalty and Arctic explorers among its fans. However, it has struggled to ...

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Trump administration: We may ignore World Trade Organization

The Trump administration could make a major break from U.S. trade policy and disregard the rulings of the World Trade Organization. In a paper released Wednesday night, the administration indicated that the U.S. is not bound to the WTO’s rulings on trade disputes. That would be a big shift away from the practice of previous presidents. “Even if a WTO dispute settlement panel…rules against the United States, such a ruling does not automatically lead to a change in U.S. law or practice,” the paper said. “The Trump administration will aggressively ...

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